Blackstone Chambers

Wellington and Auckland, New Zealand

CRIMINAL AND CIVIL APPEALS

The Court of Appeal (Criminal) Rules 2001 set out the procedural requirements for pursuing criminal appeals in the Court of Appeal. The Crimes Act 1961 also contains both substantive and procedural provisions relevant to criminal appeals to the Court of Appeal.

Any person convicted on indictment may appeal to the Court of Appeal (or with the leave of the Supreme Court, to the Supreme Court) against the conviction, or the sentence passed on conviction (unless the sentence is one fixed by law) or both.

The Court of Appeal has jurisdiction to hear appeals against pre-trial rulings in criminal cases. There is a right of appeal with respect to High Court decisions granting or refusing bail or in respect of conditions of bail.


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Tony Ellis … admits he thrives on complex human rights battles for much-maligned folk: DEIDRE MUSSEN

CONTACT FOR CONSULTATION

PRACTICE AREAS

Tony will accept cases in the following areas in the High Court or above: